Americans are really proud. Proud of who they are, proud of where they live and proud of what they do. They also want to share it to others, which creates a very strong community spirit. This is very interesting for me as a French exchange student, because it is considered very haughty to be proud in France. Let me illustrate this thought with three examples!
When the Free and Friendly American Guy Met the Traditional and Cold French Girl
American and French people know each other, and have been in a very nice relationship for years. French people admire the way Americans stand for their opinions and are confident in themselves, and American people are amazed by French artistic heritage and charming ways. But what happens when they both really get intimate?
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Why are Californians Afraid of Rain?
I recently stumbled upon an article where a 30-year-old man wrote some advice for his 20-year-old self. Within the article, he continuously stressed how important it is for his younger self to travel. I thought back to when I was debating whether or not studying abroad was something I would be able to do in my college career and I realized how close I was to dismissing the opportunity.
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A Semester of Firsts
The past semester has been so impactful on me. Putting myself so far out of my comfort zone and having a fresh start at new university was a growing and maturing process. I definitely feel like more of an adult than I did when I arrived three months ago! Continue reading “A Semester of Firsts”
Kaixo! Ongi etorri Euskal Herrira!
My name is Rosamaria, but people know me as Rose, and this is a glimpse into my second study abroad term!
My time in the Basque Country has been super great and I have a clip for you guys! I’ve been studying and traveling all around, so this vlog video will give you an idea what I’ve been experiencing from August to September.
Culture Shock: Part 1
Culture shock. You’re bound to get it sooner or later while studying abroad. In these past seven weeks I’ve experienced quite a bit of it myself, and so has my friend, Frida.
In this video, Frida and I discuss three main culture shocks: WeChat and blocked websites, taking pictures and staring. But it doesn’t end there! We are constantly being surprised! Continue reading “Culture Shock: Part 1”
Exploring Ancient Korea
South Korea has been the most scenic country I ever had the pleasure of visiting.
The streets markets here are warm from the glow of shop signs and busy food stands, hedges and trees line every street, and the palaces that date back to the Joseon Dynasty are absolutely beautiful. Continue reading “Exploring Ancient Korea”
Sawatdee (Hello) everyone!
My name is Brianna Staples, and here is the first vlog of my time here in Thailand! It is a real quick glimpse of life abroad. Continue reading “Sawatdee Kah!”
An Experience Like No Other
As my study abroad journey continues, I can’t help but to be more and more thankful for what I am experiencing. Not only am I studying at a phenomenal university, I’m also studying in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
San Diego continues to surprise me more and more everyday, not only with how beautiful it is, but how much I am learning. My experiences here in San Diego are teaching me valuable like skills, and my knowledge continues to grow. Continue reading “An Experience Like No Other”
What’s For Dinner: Korean Barbecue
Welcome back to my blog on South Korean culture, food, and student life!
Before I get to the main dish of this post, let me give you a quick update on my crazy life over here. Continue reading “What’s For Dinner: Korean Barbecue”